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What size furnace do I need?

When you need to upgrade your outdated furnace, it’s important to know that one size does not fit all. A system that is not sized appropriately for your home, will not only hurt your comfort, but can mean a shortened life of your furnace, and leave you stuck with higher energy bills.

If you choose a system oversized for your home, you’ll start to notice short cycles. This is because your oversized furnace heated your home too quickly, turning off before the furnace can reach correct operating temperatures. An undersized or oversized system can lead to reduced lifespan and bigger expenses.

How can you be certain about the proper furnace size for your home? Start with a load calculation from the professionals at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC. A load calculation takes particulars from your home into consideration and identifies the Btu (a number that indicates the heating capacity of a furnace) necessary to heat your space.

Some Things that Influence Furnace Size

  • Square Footage—How large is the area your furnace will be heating? The technician will be sure to carefully measure the square footage of your home. Not every inch of your home needs to be accounted for during this process. Usually, it is more valuable to account only for the space that needs heating.
  • Home Insulation—Insulation helps keep warm air from leaving your home during the cold winter months. It also greatly affects energy efficiency and how large of a heating system is required. Let the professionals from Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC review the insulation in your walls and attic. They’ll help you select the ideal furnace for your house.
  • Type of Window— Just like your walls, the particular type of windows in your home, frame type, glaze type, gas fills/spaces, etc. will influence your heating and cooling requirements.
  • Outdoor Climate—Consider the range of weather you get in Kingsville. You’ll want a furnace that can sustain the conditions of your environment every year, without overworking itself.

Don’t settle for ‘close enough’ when selecting your new furnace. Let the experts at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC help you find a system that will fit your home properly. When you’re ready to begin, call us at 361-214-1203 or schedule an appointment online. Whether you have some questions about furnace size or want to learn more of the options for your space, our experts are happy to help you out.

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